Late again as July has been a somewhat strange month. During the first week my son was in hospital for a planned operation then home to recover, however he became quite ill so was taken back into hospital where he still is, and although he is making a good recovery now, there are still major issues to be resolved. So a lot of my time has been spent driving a 40 mile round-trip to and from the hospital every other day and just when I thought I’d get a chance to do the walk, the weather changed and we had a couple of days of very heavy rain and gale force winds. On the way back from the hospital yesterday evening I stopped to get a few photos to show what is growing here in July. Hydrangeas and Agapanthus are still the main event, but I did find a few plants that I have not featured previously and several that I’m afraid I do not recognise. If you can ID them then please let me know in the comments.
Edit: (Thanks to Tish and Chloris who have offered an ID. I am very grateful and you are very clever!)
George V Memorial Walk – July 31 2019
- Row 1: Yucca blooms, Euonymus Fortunei ‘Emerald ‘n’ Gold’, Gladiolus, Pittosporum Tenuifolium ‘Tom Thumb’, Canna lily
- Row 2: Cordyline australis (and string of lights), Nigella ‘Miss Jekyll Alba‘and Cornflowers, Teasels, Evening Primrose, Crocosmia
- Row 3: Lady’s Eardrops (Fuchsia loxensis), Phlox, Japanese Anemone, Abelia, Salvia ‘Amistad’
- Row 4: Hebe / Veronica, Canna lily, Shasta daisies Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Shaggy’, Begonia (Begonia boliviensis), Unknown lily
- Row 5: Dahlia, Variegated Pittosporum, Double Asters, Coleonema album, Lords and Ladies (Arum lily)
All these photos were taken with my Olympus OM-D E-M10 using a 42mm – 150mm zoom lens.
The Changing Seasons | July